Commemorative coin to mark the 70th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II on 16 April 2010.
A commemorative coin will be issued to mark the 70th birthday of Queen Margrethe II. This is in keeping with the Danish tradition of issuing commemorative coins to mark special events in the royal family.The commemorative coin can be viewed on a special exhibition in the palace museum in the period 10th April - 1st August 2010.
A new portrait of the QueenThe motif of the obverse of the coin is a new portrait of the Queen by the sculptor Lis Nogel. The new portrait is also to be used on the ordinary 10- and 20-krone coins from 2011 onwards. The reverse was designed by Ronny Andersen, Royal Armorist, and shows the royal coat of arms set against a background of daisies – a reference to the Queen's nickname, Daisy.
1,000-krone gold coin
The gold coin is minted in 900 ‰ gold (Au) with a diameter of 22 mm, a weight of 8.65 g and a nominal value of 1,000 kroner. The recommended retail price for the gold coin is DKK 3,000 incl. VAT.
500-krone silver coin
The silver coin is minted in 999 ‰ fine silver (Ag) with a diameter of 38.0 mm, a weight of 31.1 g and a nominal value of 500 kroner. The silver coin is sold at its nominal value.
20-krone coin, ordinary version1.2 million ordinary circulation coins will be minted and sold in rolls of 20 coins each.
Source: Danmarks Nationalbank